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Board Mission

The mission of the Ohio OTPTAT Board is to actively promote and protect the health of Ohioans through effective regulation of the professions of occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics.

Announcements

OTPTAT Board November Section meetings - Monday, November 8, 2021

NEW Jurisprudence Assessment Module (JAM) Requirement - PT/PTA - Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • The Physical Therapy Section of the Ohio OTPTAT Board enacted a rule change in May 2019 to require a jurisprudence assessment module (JAM) as part of continuing education for renewal of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licenses. The JAM is required for PT license renewals which open up November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
  • It is the Board’s mission to protect the public, and part of doing so is to ensure that all licensees have a working knowledge of the laws and rules governing physical therapy in the state of Ohio. This JAM will give all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants the opportunity to review Ohio law at least once every two years.
  • The module is an online learning tool throughout which you will have access to the laws and rules of the PT practice act. It allows the Board to target questions to enhance licensees’ knowledge of the law regarding common infractions and areas that are important to the Board, such as duty to report and sexual boundaries.

Please go to https://www.fsbpt.org/Our-Services/Jurisprudence-Assessment-Module-JAM-Services/Ohio for more information and to take the JAM.

To log into FSBPT please follow this link. This page contains info that will help you find your FSBPT ID: https://pt.fsbpt.net/account/login 

Please note that the Board office cannot assist you with logging into FSBPT or finding your FSBPT ID. Please contact FSBPT for assistance. 

  • The cost of the JAM is only $48 and it counts for two continuing education hours.
  • Your JAM score will be sent directly to the OTPTAT Board. You will not need to show us proof of completion.
  • Note: this requirement will count as part of each licensee’s current continuing education requirement of 24 hours for physical therapists.
  • As a reminder, first time renewals do not have a continuing education requirement and do not have to complete the JAM for this renewal.
 

PT Compact privileges - now available for Ohio! - Friday, October 1, 2021

The PT Section of the OTPTAT Board is pleased to announce that Ohio has begun issuing PT Compact privileges effective October 1, 2021.

If you reside in Ohio but would like to practice in another state that is a member of the PT Compact, you may choose to do so via the PT Compact privilege. Conversely, if you live in another state that is your home state and you want to practice in Ohio, the PT Compact privilege is now recognized by Ohio.

You can read more about the compact and get your privileges at the PT Compact website: http://ptcompact.org/.

 

Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report posted - Friday, September 17, 2021

The OTPTAT Board State Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report has been posted.

 

Scam alert for licensees! - Friday, September 3, 2021

OTPTAT Board license holders should be aware that a scam continues to target licensees. Scammers are calling medical professionals spoofing the OTPTAT Board's main line and claiming to be investigators for the OTPTAT Board or other law enforcement agencies. The scam claims that the target's license to practice has been revoked due to allegations of drug trafficking. The scam will then request money to be wired to a foreign bank account.

Please note that an investigative agent from the Board will never ask for a payment over the phone. Any disciplinary action will include an official notice of hearing by either certified mail or personal service. The Board will never contact you over the telephone to tell you that your license has been revoked.

If you are contacted by a scammer, you may verify that it is a scam by hanging up and calling the Board's main line and asking for the enforcement unit to file a complaint. Also, please report the incident to your local law enforcement and the Ohio Attorney General's Office by filing a complaint online at http://ohioprotects.org or by calling 800-282-0515.

 

OT and PT Licensure Compacts - Monday, April 19, 2021

The OTPTAT Board is excited to announce the passage of the PT Compact – Senate Bill 5 (Roegner, Blessing). You can read more about the PT Compact at http://ptcompact.org/. Senate Bill 5 was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine and will be effective on June 30, 2021. The PT Section is working hard on implementation of the Compact and will be sure to announce a date to start issuing privileges as soon as it has been decided. In the meantime, please make sure you are subscribed to the OTPTAT Board list serve for the latest news on rule development for the Compact. https://otptat.ohio.gov/Consumers/Board-Listservs

Additionally, the OT Compact - Senate Bill 7 (Roegner) was signed into law and will also be effective on June 30, 2021. Ohio was the second state to enact the OT Compact. There must be a total of ten states to pass the OT Compact in order for it to become operational, so the timeline for issuing OT Compact privileges is expected to be much longer. You can read more about the progress of the OT Compact at https://otcompact.org/

 

Authority for 3-D Printing of Open-Source Prosthetic Kits - Monday, June 29, 2020

The OTPTAT Board is now accepting applications for the authority to conduct 3-D printing of open-source prosthetic kits. According to Ohio law, if you wish to 3-D print open-source prosthetics, you must obtain authority from the Board. You can find out more about the requirements by reading the final rule language. You may apply online at http://elicense.ohio.gov. An application checklist is also available to assist you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

 

OTPTAT Board - Coronavirus staffing impact - Monday, March 16, 2020

In support of Governor DeWine’s initiative to control the spread of COVID-19, our office staff is now working remotely. If you call our office hours between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please leave a message and a staff member will call you back as soon as possible. We strongly encourage you to email us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov for a quicker response. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

Changes to Requirements for Internationally Educated Applicants - PT/PTA - Friday, January 31, 2020

Effective for all applications filed after January 31, 2020, the OTPTAT Board will no longer accept the Type I Comprehensive Credential Evaluation (FCCPT) or a VisaScreen Certificate in lieu of TOEFL scores for licensure of internationally educated applicants. For more information, please see the Guidelines for Internationally Educated Applicants for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants.

 

Wall license display in eLicense Ohio - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A new feature has been enabled in the eLicense Ohio system to allow license holders to log into the system and pull up a copy of your wall license. To do so, please log into the eLicense Ohio website (http://elicense.ohio.gov) and click the “options” tab on your license. One of the menu options will be “download wall certificate.” This will bring up a copy of your wall certificate and allow you to print it or save it to your phone or other electronic device. Step-by-step instructions are available for your assistance.

As a result of this new feature, the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board recently made a change to Ohio Administrative Code for the occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainer sections. This change allows a license holder to display their wall certificate on an electronic device as a way of meeting the requirement for license display. The Board recognizes that we live in an increasingly mobile world and use of this feature enhances the ability to display your license at the request of anyone who may wish to see proof of licensure. 

Replacement wall certificates will still be available by request for those who wish to continue to use a hard copy for a fee of $10. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Board@otptat.ohio.gov.

 

Change in PT/PTA Examination Licensure Process - Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Effective March 27, 2019, the OTPTAT Board will change how a student registers for the NPTE and Ohio law exams that are offered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The Board will no longer approve candidates to sit for the exams. Instead this process will be conducted by FSBPT. This is known as the Alternate Approval Process. For more information, please read the materials below:

 

Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics licensure changes - Friday, October 5, 2018

Effective January 22, 2018, the State Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (OPP Board) was eliminated, and the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board now issues licenses for orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics. Since consolidation, we have been working to make administrative improvements that will hopefully be better for you, the license holder. We have extended the renewal period, lowered fees, and changed the reporting and amount of continuing education. You can read more on our fact sheet. 

 

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